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SBI Small Cap Fund Vs HDFC Small Cap Fund

Updated on June 14, 2021 , 12585 views

SBI Small Cap Fund and HDFC Small Cap Fund both form part of small-cap Mutual Fund schemes. Small cap funds are the ones who invest their corpus in shares of companies having corpus amount of less than INR 500 crores. Small Cap means 251st company onwards in terms of full market capitalization. These schemes have a high-risk and are considered good Income earners in the long-run. Small-cap schemes generally have a low share price thereby; individuals can purchase larger quantities of these shares. Though both SBI Small Cap Fund Vs HDFC Small cap Fund belong to the same category yet; they differ on various parameters such as NAV, performance, and so on. So, let us understand the differences between both the schemes.

SBI Small Cap Fund (Erstwhile SBI Small & Midcap Fund)

SBI Small Cap Fund (earlier known as SBI Small & Midcap Fund) was launched in the year 2013. The fund seeks to provide investors with a long-term Capital growth along with the liquidity of an open-ended scheme by Investing in a well-diversified basket of equity stocks of small cap companies. As an investment strategy, the SBI Small Cap Fund follows a blend of growth and value style of investing. The scheme uses S&P BSE Small Cap Index as its benchmark. The current fund manager of the scheme is R Srinivasan. Some of the top holdings of the scheme as on 31/05/2018 are CCIL-Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CBLO), Westlife Development LTD, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Hawkins Cookers Ltd, etc.

HDFC Small Cap Fund

HDFC Small Cap Fund is an open-ended Mutual Fund scheme offered by HDFC Mutual Fund under small cap category. This scheme was launched on April 03, 2008. The objective of the scheme is to generate capital growth in the long-term by primarily investing in shares of small-cap companies. The scheme uses NIFTY Small Cap 100 as its benchmark index to construct its portfolio. It also uses NIFTY 50 as an additional index. The fund managers managing the HDFC Small Cap Fund are Mr. Chirag Setalvad and Mr. Rakesh Vyas. As on June 30, 2018, some of the top holdings of HDFC Small Cap Fund’s portfolio consisted of NIIT Technologies, Aurobindo Pharma, Firstsource Solutions, Sharda Cropchem, etc.

SBI Small Cap Fund Vs HDFC Small Cap Fund

Though both SBI Small Cap Fund and HDFC Small cap Fund belong to the same category of small-cap funds yet, there exists differences between both the schemes. So, let us understand the differences between both the schemes that are divided into four sections, namely- Basics Section, Performance Section, Yearly Performance Section, and Other Details Section.

Basics Section

The basics section is the first one in the comparison of both the schemes. The parameters that form part of this scheme includes scheme category, Fincash Ratings, and Current NAV. To begin with the scheme category, it can be said that both the schemes belong to the same category, that is, equity small-cap. With respect to Fincash Ratings, it can be said that HDFC Small cap Fund is rates as 4-Star Fund, whereas SBI Small Cap Fund is rated as 5-Star Fund. Coming to the comparison of Net Asset Value, the NAV of HDFC Small Cap Fund as on 19th July, 2018 was INR 42.387, and the NAV of SBI Small Cap Fund was INR 49.9695. The table given below summarizes the comparison of both the schemes.

Parameters
BasicsNAV
Net Assets (Cr)
Launch Date
Rating
Category
Sub Cat.
Category Rank
Risk
Expense Ratio
Sharpe Ratio
Information Ratio
Alpha Ratio
Benchmark
Exit Load
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹90.1944 ↓ -0.43   (-0.47 %)
₹7,919 on 30 Apr 21
9 Sep 09
Equity
Small Cap
4
Moderately High
2.29
3.06
0.71
-6.65
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹64.274 ↓ -0.15   (-0.24 %)
₹10,375 on 30 Apr 21
3 Apr 08
Equity
Small Cap
9
Moderately High
2.19
3.04
0.31
-14.03
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Performance Section

The performance section compares the Compounded Annual Growth Rate or CAGR between both the schemes. This CAGR is compared at different time intervals, namely, 3 Month Return, 6 Month Return, 3 Year Return, 5 Year Return, and Return Since Inception. A holistic comparison of both the schemes shows that both the schemes have performed differently. In some instance SBI Small Cap Fund has performed better, while in some cases HDFC Small Cap Fund has performed well. The summary comparison of performance section is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
Performance1 Month
3 Month
6 Month
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
Since launch
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
7.3%
11.6%
27.8%
93.2%
18.8%
22.3%
20.6%
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
13.2%
19.4%
42.6%
110.9%
12%
18.7%
15.1%

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Yearly Performance Section

This section deals with the absolute returns generated by both the funds in each year. In this case, we can see that there is a difference in the performance of both the schemes. In many situations, SBI Small Cap Fund has performed better than HDFC Small Fund. The yearly performance of both the funds is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
Yearly Performance2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
33.6%
6.1%
-19.6%
78.7%
1.3%
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
20.2%
-9.5%
-8.1%
60.8%
5.4%

Other Details Section

This is the last section in the comparison of both the funds. In this section, the parameters such as AUM, Minimum SIP and Lumpsum Investment, and Exit Load are compared. To begin with the minimum SIP investment, both the schemes have the same monthly SIP amounts, i.e., INR 500. Similarly, in case of minimum lumpsum investment, the amount for both the schemes are same i.e, INR 5,000. Coming to the AUM, the AUM of HDFC Small Cap Fund as on 30th June 2018 was INR 4,143 crores and the AUM of SBI Small Cap Fund was INR 792 crores. The table given below summarizes the other details for both the schemes.

Parameters
Other DetailsMin SIP Investment
Min Investment
Fund Manager
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹5,000
R. Srinivasan - 7.46 Yr.
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹5,000
Chirag Setalvad - 6.85 Yr.

Growth of 10k Investments over the years

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 May 16₹10,000
31 May 17₹13,053
31 May 18₹17,100
31 May 19₹16,169
31 May 20₹13,536
31 May 21₹27,235
Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 May 16₹10,000
31 May 17₹13,451
31 May 18₹17,225
31 May 19₹16,473
31 May 20₹10,443
31 May 21₹22,716

Detailed Assets & Holdings Comparison

Asset Allocation
SBI Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.44%
Equity93.85%
Debt0.21%
Other0.51%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials36.8%
Basic Materials20.04%
Consumer Cyclical19.81%
Financial Services5.75%
Consumer Defensive5.19%
Health Care3.81%
Communication Services2.45%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Elgi Equipments Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 13 | 522074
5%₹413 Cr19,380,992
↓ -721,818
JK Cement Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | JKCEMENT
5%₹393 Cr1,400,000
Carborundum Universal Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 May 19 | 513375
4%₹290 Cr5,300,000
Sheela Foam Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | 540203
3%₹271 Cr1,330,000
Navin Fluorine International Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 20 | 532504
3%₹271 Cr790,000
Rossari Biotech Ltd Ordinary Shares (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 20 | 543213
3%₹248 Cr2,016,798
↑ 502,008
Blue Star Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 18 | BLUESTARCO
3%₹245 Cr2,900,000
Hatsun Agro Product Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 17 | 531531
3%₹227 Cr2,846,666
Fine Organic Industries Ltd Ordinary Shares (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | 541557
3%₹226 Cr790,000
↑ 379,368
V-Guard Industries Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 20 | 532953
3%₹223 Cr10,000,000
↓ -1,000,000
Asset Allocation
HDFC Small Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.19%
Equity93.81%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials21.4%
Technology17.75%
Consumer Cyclical13.74%
Basic Materials12.8%
Health Care7.7%
Utility6.8%
Financial Services6.11%
Consumer Defensive5.08%
Communication Services2.44%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Bajaj Electricals Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | 500031
7%₹705 Cr6,126,770
↓ -64,258
Firstsource Solutions Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | 532809
6%₹584 Cr51,761,038
Sonata Software Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 17 | 532221
5%₹481 Cr8,389,000
↓ -503,000
Persistent Systems Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 19 | PERSISTENT
4%₹428 Cr2,100,410
Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 18 | 500085
3%₹283 Cr13,000,000
PNC Infratech Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 15 | PNCINFRA
3%₹280 Cr11,793,818
Tata Metaliks Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 17 | 513434
2%₹252 Cr2,390,783
↓ -26,612
KEC International Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | 532714
2%₹244 Cr6,080,124
Finolex Industries Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | FINPIPE
2%₹241 Cr15,956,621
↓ -193,749
eClerx Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | 532927
2%₹227 Cr1,824,026
↑ 10,675

Therefore, from the above pointers, it can be said that both the schemes exhibit different attributes with respect to different parameters. However, when it comes to investing, it is always advisable that people should go through the scheme’s modalities completely before doing the actual investment. Additionally, they should also check whether the scheme’s approach is in-line with your investment objective. To get further clarification, you can even consult a financial advisor. This will help you ensure that your investment is safe as well as it paves way for wealth creation.

Disclaimer:
All efforts have been made to ensure the information provided here is accurate. However, no guarantees are made regarding correctness of data. Please verify with scheme information document before making any investment.
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